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The Cylinder of Shhh.

Having been nicely stocked with Remote Control clips, YouTube finally has a clip of the other brilliant MTV game show: Idiot Savants, hosted by Greg Fitzsimmons with Ken Ober-like aplomb. The two key clips that I hope will pop up at some point: the Grand Savant rounds featuring the guy who tore through Taxi trivia and the girl who made a mockery of their inquiries about nem Philadelphia Flyers. Josh Saitz, Ridley Scott enthusiast and publisher of Negative Capability, posted this clip, which is from the never-aired second episode of the series. In his "About This Video" text, he mentions that Time columnist Joel Stein was eliminated in the first round and, thus, was sent to the Dunce Corner (as I recall, contestants suffering this fate were required to wear a conical hat advertising their duncedom).

Note the enthusiastic arrival of the show's great co-hosts: Heather Blaze (never heard from again based on my extensive research) and Shonda Farr. Sadly, this clip does not feature the Herzog the Monkey.

brain_goes_to_dinner.pngFinal tidbit: The Brain, aka Matt Price, has assembled some interesting credits, including Arrested Development and one of the leading roles in Bob Odenkirk's Melvin Goes To Dinner.

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